UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW, Los Angeles, California, Juris Doctor Degree.
Major Tax Planning Journal and Computer Law Journal: Staff Member.
Recipient: U.S.C. Gould School of Law Merit Scholarship.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, California, Master of Social Welfare.
Specialization: Administration, Community Organization and Planning.
BARRY UNIVERSITY, Miami Shores, Florida Bachelor of Arts.
Recipient: Ford Foundation Upper Division Scholarship; Barry Merit Scholarship
“I Can’t Marry You.” FYI Productions.
The very first documentary movie about gay marriage that was narrated by Ellen DeGeneres's mom Betty, aired on PBS in more than 60 cities nationwide and screened at film festivals worldwide. This film is housed in history archives at LGBT centers, colleges and universities across the nation.
“A Simplified Guide to Creating a Personal Will”, (John Wiley & Sons);
“Fresh Start Bankruptcy”, (John Wiley & Sons);
“The Second Life of Savannah Rose”, a novel;
“Broward County Domestic Partnership Ordinance”.
Regular columnist in Metroguys; The Mirror Magazine (SFGN); The Weekly News “Holding Court”; Ms. David; Fountain Magazine; Gir(L)s Magazine; The Dolphin Democratic Caucus; “Vice-President’s Corner”.
Stonewall Library Panel. Discussion on LGBT Rights History (2018).
CNN, Atlanta. International News - Early Edition: Live Debate Gay Marriage.
WLRN-TV, Miami. Panel discussion on Anti-Gay Boy Scout Policy.
CBS Local: Focus on South Florida: Debate on Repeal of Gay Rights in Broward County.
Tower Forum, Debate on Gay Adoption.
WLRN-TV, Miami. ACLU Torch of Freedom. Gay Rights and Estate Planning.
Broward Women in Network: Report on the National Democratic Convention.
Business and Professional Group, and various community groups: Invited speaker on legal issues, current events and political topics - Present.
Business and Professional Alliance.
Pride South Florida, Keynote Speaker.
Sage (Seniors in a Gay Environment).
Sun Conference, Political Activism.
LAW OFFICES OF ROBIN L. BODIFORD, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1994 to present)
General practice including Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements and Domestic Partner Agreements, Ch 7 Bankruptcy, Residential Real Estate Transactions.
ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE, Los Angeles, California, Associate. General business litigation in state and federal courts. Commercial litigation.
PARKER, MILLIKEN, CLARK, O'HARA & SAMUELIAN, Los Angeles, California, Summer Associate. General business litigation in state and federal courts. Estate Planning.
USC GOULD POST-CONVICTION JUSTICE PROJECT. Los Angeles, California. Summer Associate; Associate Supervisor. Representing incarcerated clients in state and federal habeas petitions and appeals, challenging violations of constitutional rights, fighting for new legislation in Sacramento, and taking cases to the California Supreme Court.
UNITED COMMUNITIES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Oakland, California, Executive Director and Founder.
Fund-raising for social service programs including The Shanti Project (providing support and crisis services for those living with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area).
COMMUNITY WOMEN'S CENTER, Oakland, California, Executive Director and Fund-raising Director. Providing 24 hour rape and suicide crisis hotline and community venue for women.
CITY OF OAKLAND, Social Services Volunteer Coordinator, Oakland, California.
ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD/Hyatt, Los Angeles, California, Server.
LA CLÍNICA FAMILIA DEL BARRIO, Los Angeles, California. Counselor.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CENTER FOR THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS,
Miami, Florida, High School Visual Arts Teacher.
LGBTA Pioneers Award, Honoring LGBTA Pioneers with Great Appreciation & Gratitude.
Women’s Community Foundation/Aqua Foundation for Women, Distinguished Service Award.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida/The Pride Center at Equality Park, Distinguished Years of Service to the Community.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida/The Pride Center at Equality Park, Stars of the Rainbow Shining Star Award, Role Model.
Congregation Etz Chaim, Annual Gala Honoree, For Her Outstanding Contribution to Our Community.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida/The Pride Center at Equality Park Stars of the Rainbow Shining Star Award, Role Model.
Dolphin Democratic Club, Tom Bradshaw Award, In Recognition of Your Efforts to Promote Equal Rights for the Gay and Lesbian Community of Broward County.
Pride South Florida, As A Symbol of Our Grateful Recognition for Leading our Community From Silence to Celebration.
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Vision in Service to America.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida/The Pride Center at Equality Park, Stars of the Rainbow Shining Star Award. Greatest Political Contribution.
Pride South Florida, Pridefest, In Sincere Appreciation for Your Courage and Continued Support of the Gay and Lesbian Community of Broward County.
Barry University Special Alum.
Pride South Florida, As A Symbol of Our Grateful Recognition for Making our Community A Free to Be.
Dolphin Democratic Club, For Dedicated Service to South Florida's Gay & Lesbian Community.
Pride South Florida, Pridefest, For Distinguished Years of Service to the GLBT Community.
Bancroft Whitney American Jurisprudence Award, For Excellent Achievement in the Rights of Domestic Partners.
Dolphin Democratic Club, Americans for Equality Empower Broward, In Appreciation of Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to South Florida’s Gay & Lesbian Community.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida/The Pride Center at Equality Park, Stars of the Rainbow Award, Americans for Equality, Outstanding Community Service.
Americans for Equality: Empower Broward, Political Action Committee, Chair, (defeated petition drive to repeal amendments to Broward County Human Rights Ordinance 2001).
Americans for Equality, Political Action Committee, Co-chair (community organizing and lobbying to enact legislation to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in employment, housing and places of public accommodation, and defeated petition drive to repeal amendments to Broward County Human Rights Ordinance 1996).
Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, Elected Precinct D6 Committeewoman.
Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, Elected Precinct 51r Committeewoman.
Broward County Human Rights Board, Member.
Broward County Nuisance Abatement Board, Member.
City of Oakland Park, FL, Planning and Zoning Board, Member.
Democratic National Convention, Elected Delegate.
Fort Lauderdale Parks, Recreation and Beaches Advisory Board, Member.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale/The Pride Center at Equality Park, Board of Directors.
Idlewyld Homeowners Association, Board of Directors.
Miami Dade County Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, Co-chair, Board of Governors.
Stonewall National Museum and Archives, Board Member.
Congregation Etz Chaim, Board Member.
Women in Network, Board Member.
Political Advocacy Coalition, Board of Trustees.
Clinton Gore National Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum, Steering Committee.
National Women's Political Caucus, Gwen Cherry Chapter, Board of Governors.
Dolphin Democratic Caucus, Board Member.
Dolphin Democratic Caucus, Vice President.
Dolphin Democratic Club, Vice President.
Dolphin PAC, Co-Chair.
National Network of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs, Southern Regional Co-chair.
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors.
Volunteers for Oakland Advisory Board, City of Oakland, California, Member.
State Bar of Florida
State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Broward County Bar Association Ethics Committee
Broward County Democratic Executive Committee
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals